- Adam Rubin, ESPN Staff Writer
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NEW YORK -- One day after Wilmer Flores officially was added to the roster, the Mets again will dip to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Eric Campbell will join the Mets on Saturday from Las Vegas, the team announced.Courtesy of New York Mets
Eric Campbell is set to join the Mets on Saturday.
The Mets did not announce a corresponding move, but Josh Satin would appear highly likely to be demoted.
Starting Friday with Lucas Duda suffering from suspected food poisoning and unavailable, Satin went 0-for-5. He left the bases loaded in the first inning and two runners in scoring position in the fifth with strikeouts. That dropped Satin to 3-for-28 on the season.
Terry Collins said he expects Duda also to be unavailable Saturday, so Campbell presumably will make his major-league debut against the Phillies at first base.
Campbell, 27, stuck around until the very end of spring training, even going to Montreal with the club for the final exhibition games, even though he was a non-roster invite to camp. He has continued his torrid production with Vegas, hitting .355 with three homers, 24 RBIs and a .442 on-base percentage through 33 games.
Although Campbell has been given limited exposure to second base this season -- and even dabbled at shortstop -- he's really a righty-hitting corner infielder/outfielder.
He's not a kid by any means. Campbell -- a Norwich, Conn., native -- originally was drafted by the Mets in the eighth round in 2008 out of Boston College.
Campbell is not on the 40-man roster, but can take the spot vacated by Omar Quintanilla, who was designated for assignment coinciding with Flores' promotion.